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Jobs on an oil platform: chemist
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Andy, the resident chemist, doing some tests.

Andy is the resident chemist on the Captain platform and he has an HND in chemistry.

Andy samples the crude oil mixture from each well head checking the water, crude oil and sand contents. He also carries out a variety of tests on the oil and water which have been separated from the mixture including pH measurements, bacteria sampling and corrosion tests.

This will help inform him and the process engineer how best to separate the current flow of crude oil mixture from the wells.

Andy testing a sample of the crude oil mixture straight from a well head.

He is relatively new to the off-shore oil industry but has a wealth of experience of working in industrial chemistry labs on the mainland. He works alone and has little contact with other personnel during his shift.